CréBeo – Summary of Findings: STRIVE 67

Authors: Olaf Schmidt, Aidan M. Keith, Julio Arroyo, Tom Bolger, Bas Boots, John Breen, Nicholas Clipson, Fiona M. Doohan, Christine T. Griffin, Christina Hazard, Robin Niechoj

Summary: Summary of Findings: STRIVE 67


Published: 2013

Pages: 2

Filesize: 741 KB

Format: pdf


European and national policy developments on soil protection and conservation of biological diversity (biodiversity) have exposed knowledge gaps that need to be addressed by research.

The project had four specific scientific objectives:

  • To provide baseline data on the distribution and diversity of a range of important soil organisms in major land uses and soil types in Ireland;
  • To establish the need for protecting specific habitats where soil-dwelling ant species occur;
  • To investigate under field conditions the response of important organisms to pressures caused by land spreading of organic waste materials;
  • Biodiversity and functions in soils.

The Synthesis report is available for download at this link:

CréBeo: Baseline data, response to pressures, functions and conservation of keystone micro- and macro-organisms in Irish soils